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The specter of at least a partial government shutdown looms once again. The AP's Jerry Bodlander has the latest.
If the government is shut down next week, Congress and the White House will remain open for business and in a pay status so they can work out a deal to reopen the government that was closed because they couldn't work out a deal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains the logic behind the furlough follies.
Linda Brooks Rix, Co-CEO of AVUE Technologies, joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion of how the budget battle is affecting federal hiring and concerns she has about the Office of Personnel Management.
March 25, 2011 (Encore presentation April 1, 2011)
Andrew Cockburn has co-authored the Pentagon Labyrinth: Ten Short Essays to Help You Through It. He says DoD is making buying decisions based on what makes money for industry and congressional districts.
Federal Times' Steve Watkins and Steve Losey discuss the likelihood of bills targeting federal employees will have enough votes to pass.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, in an analysis this month, estimated that the Libyan no-fly zone could cost $100 million to $300 million per week. The Hill's Sam Youngman puts those numbers into perspective for us.
WFED's Mike Causey analyzes some of the proposed cuts to federal pay and benefits.
The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.
Tags: DoD , management , Army , Marine Corps , Claire McCaskill , financial management , DoD budget , Enterprise Resource Planning , Drew Dwyer , James Amos , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu , DoD Report
Lou Peck, National Journal reporter
One thousand dollars may be waiting for teleworkers someday, if some DC area congressmen have their say.